Originally Posted by Osprey
Any opinions on fishing it at these levels (25k)? I talked to one guide but am still up in the air if it's worth the gear/hassle/time. launch in two weeks.
If you take fly fishing seriously, then maybe not. I suppose you might have fewer good spots at that level.
However, the rainbows in GC are practically domesticated. Years of human food deposited in the eddies at campsites has turned a once cagey fish into something like a glorified panfish. Spincasting is really the way to go. Cheese is a great bait, but IMO you cannot beat raw bacon. It stays on the hook better than anything else, and it gives you a chance of catching catfish and carp too, if you care for landing big, ugly fish.
Seriously, fishing in GC is way more trout farm than wilderness stream. You know it's bad when the motor well of an S-rig is the best fishing spot on the river.